Kieron Achara

The heights that Kieron Achara has reached demonstrates to aspiring basketballers what can be achieved through dedication and hard work. Kieron’s first real success in basketball began when he was offered a basketball scholarship to Duquesne University in Pennsylvania, USA.

After graduating from Duquesne University, Kieron’s talents didn’t go unnoticed and he was offered a professional contract by the Italian team, Fortitudo Bologna. His performances eventually led him to signing for his current club, the Glasgow Rocks. He became the youngest player ever to represent Scotland by featuring in the FIBA Europe Promotion Cup. Kieron’s stellar performances for club and country was soon rewarded with a call-up to represent Great Britain in 2008 where he helped the side qualify for EuroBasket 2009 in Poland.

Despite approaching the latter stages of his career, Kieron’s consistent performances and professional attitude led him to being selected as captain of the Scotland national team to compete in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.